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Messing with the Merchants of Death in Syracuse, New York

by Jack Gilroy, published in Veterans For Peace Newsletter | Spring 2023 25 An Earth Day celebration mocking the clever fools of the war machine produced a lot of grim fun in Syracuse, New York, on Friday, April 21. A coalition of peace groups including Upstate Drone Action, Veterans For Peace Chapter 90, Peace Action, UpState PaxChristi, and Ithaca Catholic […]

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Press Release and Schedule for Delivering Merchants of Death Subpoenas, April 21, 2023

Press Release: For Immediate Release Contact: Jack Gilroy 607-321-8537 jgilroy1955@gmail.com                 Mary Anne Grady Flores 607-280-8797 gradyflores08@gmail.com Join us! Guest Speaker: Medea Benjamin of Code Pink Friday! April 21st, EARTH DAY Actions in Syracuse sponsored by UpstateDroneAction. SUBPOENAS WILL BE DELIVERED TO MERCHANTS OF DEATH (e.g. LOCKHEED) and their allies, calling them to give account at the November Merchants of Death Tribunal […]

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Earth Day Action – Expose the Crimes of the Merchants of Death

Planned Actions in Syracuse, NY  In Syracuse, NY, USA, peace and justice groups will bond in solidarity to commemorate Earth Day, the day before, April 21st from 12 noon to 4 PM. We’ll expose the crimes of the war machine focusing on political, financial, church, industry, and military. The war machine enablers will be exposed at five locations:   Medea […]

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Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. in 2023

Syracuse, NY, January 23rd, 2023 On Sunday, January 22nd, the 38th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. S.U. Celebration was attended by almost 2,000 people dining inside the huge Syracuse University Dome in Central NY. It was an evening of great celebration and reunion, especially for the Black community members and churches of Syracuse, ending a three year COVID […]

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Rallies at BAE, Endicott and Lockheed Martin, Owego

by Jack Gilroy, VFP Chapter 90 Broome County NY We had two good events to expose war merchants yesterday, September 9.  First, at BAE in Endicott, NY followed by our action at Lockheed Martin in Owego, NY.  We congratulated both companies for taking tiny baby steps to convert from systems that destroy to systems that improve mankind and our fragile […]

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The Weapons Industry Transformed

by Jack Gilroy, September 3, 2022 Locally, we have two of the top ten weapons makers in the world, BAE Systems (#3 according to their website) and Lockheed Martin, the indisputable #1 weapons maker in the world. No other world culture comes close to our eagerness to dominate other cultures. We have over 800 military bases around the world and […]

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After Israel Invades Nablus, Palestine Action Invades Israeli Drone Factory

by Days of Palestine, published on Popular Resistance, July 25, 2022 On Saturday night, Israeli military forces raided Nablus, armed with stun grenades and ammunition and killing two Palestinians and injuring 9 others. On Sunday, members of Palestine Action descended upon Israeli weapons company Elbit Systems’ factory in Shenstone, smashing and striking at the site exterior, throwing red paint, a […]

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Peace and Social Justice Groups Call for Diversion of Military Spending to Human Needs in the U.S.

by Scott Willis, published on WAER, March 3, 2022 (Press clippings from a sibling group with much overlap) About a dozen activists from religious, peace, and justice groups marked the occasion of the Christian holy day of Ash Wednesday to promote diplomacy and non-violence between Russia and Ukraine.   They also called for the diversion of military spending to address housing, […]

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